Do you need an ISVA Report (Level 2) (or a Homebuyer Report) conducted when you buy a house? These articles highlight the importance of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association Report for people buying a property. The ISVA (Level 2) is not a detailed survey and focuses only on significant and urgent matters and is generally more suitable for newer properties built after 1970. These articles help you understand what it is and whether it is right for you.
Asbestos is identified in quite a few of the properties in which we undertake surveys. We particularly find it in those houses that were built between 1930 and 1980 and older flat conversions. Asbestos can appear in the most unlikely … Find out more
Are surveyors and valuers still doing surveys during the UK lockdown caused by COVID-19? Yes. Government guidelines permit surveyors to carry on surveying and inspecting houses during the COVID-19 crisis. What do the Government guidelines for surveyors say? The guidance … Find out more
As a firm of professionally qualified surveyors, there’s nothing much that annoys us more than those who sit on the fence when they find damp and recommend a ‘specialist damp report’. These are usually poor quality surveyors intending solely to … Find out more
The last few years has seen a big increase in the number of new housing estates going up in the area surrounding Collier Stevens’ Hythe and Chislehurst offices. This isn’t just a localised phenomenon. It’s happening across the UK. We … Find out more